Businesses risk talent exodus and future irrelevance if they fail to manage shift to hybrid human-AI workforce
Mar21

Businesses risk talent exodus and future irrelevance if they fail to manage shift to hybrid human-AI workforce

Business leaders in the UK believe that the transition to a hybrid ‘human-AI’ workforce will be their biggest strategic challenge over the next five years.  And, as the adoption of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and automation accelerates across a wide range of industries, two thirds (67%) of business leaders fear that their organisation will become irrelevant if it fails to move to a hybrid workforce. New research...

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Ask not just what group risk can do for your employees, but what it can do for your company too, says GRiD, during January’s job-hunting season
Jan22

Ask not just what group risk can do for your employees, but what it can do for your company too, says GRiD, during January’s job-hunting season

Increased knowledge of group risk benefits a must Businesses that are looking to get the most out of their approach to recruitment and retention would do well to start by looking at the benefits of group risk, says GRiD, the industry body for the group risk protection sector. Particularly now, as employees return from the Christmas break – traditionally a time to job-seek. The benefits don’t just support employees but can be a great...

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Deploying cognitive AI assistants for a cutting-edge candidate search
Jan08

Deploying cognitive AI assistants for a cutting-edge candidate search

Martin Linstrom, Managing Director UK&I at IPsoft Effective talent management that successfully attracts and retains the best candidates is now more vital than ever, particularly in times of increasing job competition. Significantly, 56% of recruiters state that access to new recruitment and interview tools is very or extremely important for the future of hiring processes. Working more efficiently is essential for the future...

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Half of UK employees feel their employer doesn’t understand them or their potential
Jan04

Half of UK employees feel their employer doesn’t understand them or their potential

50% of UK workers report feeling misunderstood or that their potential isn’t being realised by their employer The study also showed what motivates UK’s workforce: why they go to work and what keeps them there Half of the UK’s workforce feels misunderstood by their bosses according to research from ADP (Automatic Data Processing). The study, which surveyed over 2,000 workers across the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands,...

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Robots and carers, working together
Nov14

Robots and carers, working together

There is a growing trend of jobs, currently occupied by people, becoming either partially or fully automated in the future. Unsurprisingly the public are skeptical about moving towards an automated job future, especially within the care sector, a new Randstad poll has revealed, that people aren’t comfortable with the introduction of automation. A staggering 84% admitted they wouldn’t trust a robot to help provide health or social...

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TUC calls for new tech to pave way to shorter working week and higher pay
Sep20

TUC calls for new tech to pave way to shorter working week and higher pay

New technology like AI, automation and robotics could pave the way for better working conditions – including higher pay and reduced workloads – a new TUC report sets out   Government and business estimate that new technologies could boost UK GDP by at least £200bn in the next decade. But most UK workers (51%) expect that the benefits of new technology will be hoarded by managers and shareholders, rather than shared fairly between...

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Inequality Starts At Interview
Sep17

Inequality Starts At Interview

  AN ALARMING 85% of interviewers have admitted asking off limits questions during the interview process, new research by UK science and technology recruitment specialists, Hyper Recruitment Solution (HRS) has today revealed.   The research also unveiled confusion among hiring managers over what can and cannot be asked, with nearly half (47%) saying they have never had official training on what questions to ask in an interview....

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“How HR leaders can prepare for AI in the workplace”
Apr18

“How HR leaders can prepare for AI in the workplace”

It’s hard to escape the excitement surrounding Artificial Intelligence and what this is going to mean for leaders of teams inside of our organisations.     But before we get too carried away with the concept of robots invading the coffee area, stealing our jobs and our favourite biscuits, it’s a key area for HR Executives to consider. This is in terms of what this could mean both for the way that teams interact not only with this new...

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Changing HR’s role in the world of AI
Oct25

Changing HR’s role in the world of AI

The age of artificial intelligence is unfolding fast. Businesses are automating functions, from ordering parts and processing insurance claims, to maintaining machines and serving customers. They’re seeing the chance to become more efficient and offer better service than the competition. For the board, it’s a world of potentially rising revenues and bigger profits. But what about the people? HR need to shape this new world. And they...

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Less than a third of HR managers are unprejudiced when hiring
Oct23

Less than a third of HR managers are unprejudiced when hiring

● Three-quarters have witnessed discrimination in the recruitment process ● A fifth admit they would avoid hiring a pregnant candidate ● One in 10 wouldn’t hire a woman for a male-dominated role   Less than a third of HR managers (32%) can confidently say they are unprejudiced during the recruitment process. Almost half (48%) admit bias impacts their candidate choice, while a further fifth (20%) said they couldn’t be sure.  ...

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Even with new AI jobs creation, AI will lead to big job losses, warns Joblift
Aug07

Even with new AI jobs creation, AI will lead to big job losses, warns Joblift

PwC expect 30% of jobs to be lost to automation The debate surrounding the threat from artificial intelligence (AI) and automation leading to the loss of jobs has been highly publicised. Most recently, tech titans Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have locked horns over the issue, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has estimated that by the early 2030’s 30% of British jobs will be lost to automation. So, are we really under threat from...

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New job roles will need new HR policies – so HR Managers should lead the way
Aug07

New job roles will need new HR policies – so HR Managers should lead the way

Sarah Burnett, VP Everest Group, Computer Weekly top 50 influential women in IT, chair of BCS Women and founder AI Accelerator, discusses how HR is best placed to take the lead as AI creates new job roles and transforms the world of work What are the latest job titles and what do they mean for HR? Scanning the appointment pages of a leading computing magazine recently revealed vacancies for ‘Head of Robotics Delivery’,...

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HR – We’re Depending on You to Shape the Future
Aug01

HR – We’re Depending on You to Shape the Future

Doug Sawers, Managing Director at SD Worx, discusses the role HR must play in driving technology forwards There’s something about the concept of robots and artificial intelligence that ignites the passions of otherwise steady individuals. Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney, for example, talked about livelihoods being ‘mercilessly destroyed’ by this particular technological revolution. Professor Stephen Hawking has said that...

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How can we recapture the ‘human’ amid HR technology disruption?
Jul31

How can we recapture the ‘human’ amid HR technology disruption?

George Brooks, Ernst & Young Americas People Advisory Services Leader considers how AI can be used to not only recapture humanity at work, but enhance it      Many factors are forcing a change in the characteristics that define successful leaders – the rise of automation, the increasing reliance on “contingent” workers, and the critical importance of purpose in driving employee engagement just to name a few. All this has led...

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How to turn big data into smart talent data
Jul27

How to turn big data into smart talent data

Richard Justenhoven, Product Director at cut-e explains how organisations can get the best from big data Data is an essential strategic resource in organisations. It can help you to understand your market and spot trends, respond better to customers and predict their likely behaviour, develop new products and make considered business decisions. Today, every company has large datasets but few are truly able to convert their big data...

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